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Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”<p>Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, …

Real Estate

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

Honda finally revealed the ‘baby NSX,’ but it’s not what we expected

Rumors that Honda was developing a little sibling to the NSX supercar (which is sold as an Acura in the United States and a Honda everywhere else) …

Automotive Design

Toyota is eyeing airless tires for its future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass adoption in the automotive sector.<p>If Toyota has its way, future electric cars from the company will run airless tires to help offset …

Autos

Family receive pay out after 17-year-old County Durham girl dies due to series of hospital mistakes

The family of a 17-year-old County Durham girl who died after a series of mistakes at a hospital have received compensation.<p>Jessica Robinson, of …

Designs for 'mini' nuclear power plants proposed by Rolls-Royce led group set to be given go-ahead

An important report assessing the viability of new “mini” nuclear power plants for the UK to be published this week is expected to give the green light to develop designs proposed by a British consortium led by Rolls-Royce.<p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is set to …

Interior Design Slang From Around The World

The French term 'chiner' is what you'll be doing all autumn long.<p>When you walk into a room with exceptional design, you're probably at a loss for words. Good aesthetics seem to transcend language — after all, the appropriate response to statement wallpaper or the perfect velvet sofa is *gasp*.<p>But …

Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition is a V-12 G-Wagen Send-off

Auf wiedersehen, ol’ G!<p>To celebrate the coming demise of the Mercedes-AMG G65, Affalterbach is offering an exclusive Final Edition that is limited to just 65 examples. If you want one of these last luxury SUVs, expect to pony up at least $367,497.<p>Since 1979, the G-Class has been recognized for its …

Automotive Design

Solar-powered skyscraper with “world’s tallest ceramic facade” unveiled for Dubai

UNStudio and Werner Sobek have unveiled plans for a new Dubai skyscraper guaranteed to turn heads with its twisted form and a ceramic-tile façade …

20 Post-Workout Meals That Are Super High in Protein (and Plants!)

There's no hangriness like post-workout hangriness. You know, the kind where you could house an entire pizza no problem.<p>If you really don't want your …

Healthy Eating

The Importance of Scale and Proportion in Interior Design

Shop a similar look: Swivel Chair | Throw Blanket | Throw Pillows<p>While a lot of interior design is a matter of personal taste, there are a few …

Interior Design

Report: Mazda Rotary Engine Could Arrive As Soon as 2019

Don't expect it to power a sports car<p>Mazda’s rotary engine is coming sooner than expected, but not powering a sports car. Speaking to <i>Automotive News,</i> Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda’s global powertrain boss, said that the rotary engine will become a range extender for the automaker’s upcoming electric vehicle.<p>…

Le Mans

Kris Jenner's Stand-In House From 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Hits the Market

There is certainly a lot to see inside the home<p>The home that was used as a stand-in for Kris Jenner‘s house in <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> is up …

Kris Jenner

What a $1 Million Home Looks Like In 17 Major Cities Across America

$1 million can get you a lot more house in the Midwest than in New York.<p>A million dollars will buy you a lot more house in Texas than in …

Real Estate

Developer drops plans for Beverly Hills apartments, will build condos instead

The project has been planned since 2007<p>A Beverly Hills residential development in the works for more than a decade is moving forward after the city’s planning commission signed off on the project Thursday.<p>Planned for 9200 Wilshire Boulevard, the project was previously approved in 2007 as a 54-unit …

A Beautiful and Buildable Concept Yacht from Claydon Reeves

Linea, Fincantieri’s new 295-foot superyacht concept, features an extended beach club, foldout platforms, an outdoor cinema, and a helipad.<p>Curved …

Yachts

Lamborghini Aventador S Takes on Miami in New Ignition

Jonny Lieberman takes the supercar on a 165-mile adventure<p>The Aventador has transformed from a strictly straight-line performer to a more livable supercar that gladly tackles corners and winding mountain roads. Unfortunately, its newly acquired skills won’t prove too helpful when we drive it over …

Sports Cars

New Cars for 2018: Rolls-Royce

Automotive Design

Smart glasses stage new experiences for deaf theater fans

London's National Theatre is using augmented reality to make its performances more accessible for hard of hearing customers.<p>Trying to get tickets for a sell-out production at London's National Theatre is difficult enough at the best of times, but if you're hard of hearing, it's trickier still.<p>Not …

Augmented Reality

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

Protein

Inside The Baller Life Of Saudi’s Billionaire Millennials

<b>Ever wondered what life is for Saudi Arabia’s billionaire millennials? Pretty sweet, according to the Rich Kids of Saudi Instagram account.</b><p>The Arab …

Chimpanzees

Nova Southeastern’s North Miami Beach campus is on the market for $32M

Over 360,000 square feet<p>Nova Southeastern University’s North Miami Beach campus is on the market asking $32 million.<p>Located at 1750 Northeast 167th Street, the 8.28-acre site includes over 245,000 square feet of gross leasable area, including the following:<p>Vacant four-story 52,800 square-foot …

This Luxury Villa in Portugal has a Ridiculously Cool Glass Bottom Pool

For years, Portugal has quietly built a reputation among architects and designers as a leader in innovation. The country has been working hard to …

Luxury Lifestyle

Another West Loop apartment tower heads to the Chicago Plan Commission for approval

The 18-story proposal is one of several projects listed on this month’s agenda<p>Despite the best efforts of some oppositional neighbors, it appears that taller buildings are poised to become the norm in Chicago’s West Loop. Later this month, an 18-story high-rise apartment proposed for the southeast …

Developer Secures Air Rights for BIG's Spiraling New York Office Tower

The 65-story, winding glass skyscraper designed by BIG for New York’s Hudson Yards neighborhood, "The Spiral," is one step closer to realization, as …

Skyscrapers

What $1,350 rents around Chicago right now

Here’s what $1,350 rents you in Humboldt Park, Pilsen, and Bucktown<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Today we are looking at apartments at</i> …

Real Estate

Robert De Niro seeks to rebuild Montauk house

Actor Robert De Niro is seeking to tear down and rebuild his Montauk beach house because of cracks in the foundation and the home’s “poor structural …

Extension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc Architecten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A design puzzle within the new rules of license-free construction: a space as an atelier, but also …